SAN JOSE, CA — Philips Lumileds announced today that it is the first power LED
manufacturer to publicly publish LM-80 test report data for use by luminaire
manufacturers evaluating the merits of using different LEDs in their solid-state lighting
solutions. The data clearly demonstrates that lumen maintenance performance exceeds
ENERGY STAR® requirements by a wide margin as well as documenting lumen
maintenance performance under various conditions. The test report is posted on the
company’s web site www.philipslumileds.com.
Philips Lumileds LM-80 test reports adhere to and are published in accordance with the
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) LM-80-08 standard.
“LUXEON Rebel's lumen maintenance clearly leads the industry. Using our LM-80
reports helps system designers meet ENERGY STAR® eligibility criteria and optimize
solutions for a desired lumen maintenance level,” said Steve Barlow, Executive VP of
Sales and Marketing for Philips Lumileds. “These reports are just one of the many tools
we make available in order to simplify the development and production of LED
luminaires and we encourage other manufacturers to follow our lead to help simplify and
accelerate solid-state lighting market development.”
Lumen maintenance performance of LEDs varies significantly from manufacturer to
manufacturer due to differences in materials and manufacturing processes. Philips
Lumileds has been studying the factors that affect power LED lumen maintenance
longer than any other manufacturer in an ongoing effort to improve performance and
more accurately describe lumen maintenance behavior for the lighting community.
“Reliance on generic LED lumen maintenance statements that are adopted by luminaire
manufacturers is destined to lead to disappointment with LED solutions,” said Rudi
Hechfellner, Director of Applications at Philips Lumileds. In order to appropriately design
for optimum lumen maintenance, Philips Lumileds recommends that luminaire
manufacturers and the lighting industry do the following:
1. Understand the specific lumen maintenance behavior of the LEDs they have
2. Disregard generic statements about LED lumen maintenance performance and
ask for information that’s appropriate for the anticipated current and temperature
The IES LM-80-08 standard describes the testing methodology and the test report
format that LED manufacturers must follow. The IES standard does not make any
assessment of the data or statements of appropriateness for any particular application.
Other industry programs, such as ENERGY STAR®, establish performance criteria that
can be determined from published LM-80 test reports. Data for the white LUXEON Rebel
power LEDs clearly demonstrates that lumen maintenance performance exceeds the
ENERGY STAR requirements by a wide margin.
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About Philips Lumileds
Philips Lumileds is the world's leading provider of power LEDs for illumination solutions.
The company's leading light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results
of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling
lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and
reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds' LUXEON LEDs are
enabling new solutions for shop, outdoor, office, school, and home lighting applications.
More information about the company's LUXEON LED products and solid-state lighting
technologies can be found at www.philipslumileds.com.
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